Saturday, March 23, 2019
Audible Monthly Credit(s) Report: March 2019
The first book I chose was Andrew Ridker's The Altruist. I can predict what negative reviews will say: characters not super likeable and often annoying, nothing much happens, ending too tidy. I really liked it though. It's a family story about people of all ages trying and, through most of the book, failing to get their sh*t together. But I was interested in the characters and their sh*t and rooting for them to find their way and find each other. Lots of "just right" details throughout and some humor too. It's also sort of a campus novel, which I like, and was set predominantly in St. Louis, a city with which I'm somewhat familiar. The ending was bravely hopeful, and I found it all pretty satisfying.
Lucy Foley's The Hunting Party was also a satisfying listen. It was a bit predictable (unless my powers of observation and inference are just extra keen, which I doubt), but I enjoyed the ride. College friends take their annual New Year's trip, this time to a remote string of luxury cabins in the Scottish Highlands. Great set-up and setting. This book shifts perspectives and I liked how the story unfolded in layers. There were multiple narrators, all strong, which added interest. Solid listen.